Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer

VMD Corp - Washington, DC

Job Description

VMD has an exciting opportunity for you to join as a Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer working in our Washington, DC office. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to:

Design solutions and products and manage Azure cloud products (i.e. Office365, MS Azure Cloud) and AWS
Design Active Directory (Azure AD), System Centers, virtual desktop infrastructure
Design VMware vSphere environment (ESXi)
Design and engineer virtual desktop infrastructure (i.e. VMware, Citrix)
Design and engineer public key infrastructure (CAC/PIV)
Design and engineer Cloud messaging environment (i.e. Proofpoint, Office365)
Design identity management such as Okta, ADFS, VMware Workspace.


8 to 12 years of server systems engineering and administration experience of Windows environment (Active Directory and Azure AD)
7+ years of virtualization design and implementation experience
Hands on hardware and software troubleshooting skills.
Windows programming and/or scripting skills /w PowerShell or equivalent).
Experience with managing and securing in a similarly sized systems environment (500+ servers)
Familiarity with SAN and NAS storage administration in a Windows Server environment.
Experience utilizing security tools (i.e. Group Policy, AV/malware/spam protection software, etc.) to secure Windows environment.
Installation, configuration, and maintenance of Windows servers.
Performance of Windows Server architecture design and implementation
Performance of Virtualization architecture design and implementation
Demonstrated experience with best practices for Windows Server 2012 install, support and configuration.
Demonstrated experience in Microsoft technologies such as Active Directory, SQL, SharePoint, Exchange, and file/print services.
Strong knowledge of Windows OS, Exchange Server, MS SQL Server, Active Directory design, SharePoint, and PowerShell v1.0/v2.0
Strong knowledge of with TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS protocols, firewall, load-balancing technologies and firewalls
Demonstrated experience working with load balancing technologies and large-scale server farms.
Strong knowledge of using scripts to automate and schedule routine administration tasks
Demonstrated experience design and implement Group Policy to secure and configure systems, automate tasks and package deployment within the Windows environment
Demonstrated experience in data backup/recovery design and implementation for both physical virtual environment
Demonstrated experience using Symantec for OS deployment, patch management, software distribution, and HW/SW inventory
Provisioning of high availability, security and integrity of physical and virtualized platforms.
Demonstrated experience performing system security hardening to comply with Federal security mandates.
Demonstrated experience installing, upgrading and configuring applications within a Microsoft Server IIS environment
Demonstrated experience supporting .NET and Java Applications (IIS, Tomcat, etc.)
Demonstrated experience in design, install, configure and support VMware ESX/ESXi/VSphere and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
Troubleshooting virtualized/published and streamed applications for employees with client devices running Windows OS.
Design and implementation of Group Policies to apply our standard Windows “tweaks” consistently to every server.
Demonstrated experience with the installation, configuration and operation of Microsoft DFS.
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s.
Specific Field of Study or Degree (if any): Computer Science
Can Additional Years of Experience Substitute for Degree? Yes
Minimum Years of Overall Experience: 10
Minimum Years of Specific Experience in Field: 8
Minimum Clearance to Start: Ability to obtain Public Trust
Work Status Allowable: US Citizen
Required Certification(s): NA
Travel: Little (less than 10%)
Telecommute Options: None

Desired Qualifications:
Cloud experiences (AWS, Azure, etc.)
Virtualization in VMware, Hyper-V
Desired Certification(s): Microsoft Certification, Security +

Additional Information

How do you know that you will succeed in this position with VMD?

You are an exceptional problem solver with a keen eye for technical analysis; you are self-motivated and curious.
You can interact with both technical and non-technical staff with ease.
You demonstrate personal accountability and integrity in all actions.
You interact well with people and are a natural team player.
You consistently meet deadlines and come prepared to offer solutions and contribute in meaningful ways.
VMD provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable Federal, state and local laws. VMD maintains a drug-free workplace.